TTTGrad wrote:[strike]To the original poster: Don't bother, your warning will fall on deaf ears.
Although your message is laudable, you are dealing with a generation that has been brainwashed into thinking that a legal career = wealth and success. Kids from Generation Y generally[/strike] I have shit for brains. [strike]I have practiced law for almost 20 years and the current climate from an employer's perspective is quite brutal. These kids have been warned so I won't feel sorry for them as I do for the Classes of 2009 and 2010 (these folks did not have the benefit of knowing that the economy would tank). As a midlaw partner who worked in biglaw and in-house counsel, my opinion is that going to law school these days is a losing proposition unless you go YHS and graduate in the top quarter. The rest of the T14 and TTTs are worthless in my opinion since these kids are not bringing any tangible skills, practical legal experience or a book of business. Since 2009 my firm has received hundreds of resumes from lawyers (laid off and deferred mostly) that have T14, law review, moot court, etc. credentials. These resumes go in the trash bin. If I can't send you in to argue a motion for summary judgment on day 1 or you don't have a portable business of at least $2M, you are of no use to me. Biglaw is currently re-deferring the Class of 2009 in addition to the Class of 2010 (these poor souls will never start) and the bulk of legal work is being outsourced to India and the Philippines to barristers for pennies on the dollar. But hey, these kids have put their deposits down and have swallowed the Dean's rosy outlook about how in 2016 the economy will be booming and demand for lawyers will be at an all-time high. So OP, leave these kids alone and let them learn the hard way.[/strike]